Haryana STF recovers 5 weapons used by gangster Sampat Nehra, aides
An official privy to the investigation said, “During the seven-day remand, gangster Sampat Nehra confessed to 22 cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion.”chandigarh Updated: Jun 18, 2018 22:53 IST
Two weeks after notorious gangster Sampat Nehra was nabbed by the special task force of Haryana police, officers investigating his alleged involvement in a series of criminal cases said five weapons — two countrymade pistols, a double barrel, .38 bore revolver and one more pistol — were recovered during the past week.
An officer privy to the investigation said out of the five weapons, double barrel, .38 bore revolver and a Smith & Wesson (foreign made pistol) were recovered from one of his aide in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Satheesh Balan, DIG, Haryana STF, said, “During remand it was learnt that some of his gang members are involved in extortion call made to the Chandigarh-based chemist Kumar brothers.”
“The role of Sampat Nehra is under scanner. We are investigating his involvement in the matter,” added Balan.
Balan said Lawrence Bishnoi’s role will also be reviewed. “If Rajasthan police take Lawrence on remand, we will question him with regards to Sampat Nehra and other cases,” the DIG said.
An official privy to the investigation said, “During the seven-day remand, gangster Sampat Nehra confessed to 22 cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion.”
“Besides murder of Vinod Jat alias Jordan at a gym in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, last month and a gym teacher in Bhiwani, Haryana, Nehra was involved in murder cases, including one in Sonepat at Rajgarh court premises, murder of gangster Lovi Deora in Faridkot, and also the attack on gangster Bhupi Rana,” said an official.
Nehra was nabbed by Haryana police STF from Hyderabad on the night of June 6. The gangster is a sharpshooter of Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who is currently lodged in Bharatpur jail in Rajasthan.
‘He was told by Bishnoi to free gang member at any cost’
According to police sources, Nehra recalled the entire incident where they used pepper spray on the staff and police at Panchkula civil hospital in Sector 6 last year. The accused, along with two aides, opened fire and freed Deepak alias Tinu, when he was brought from Ambala jail for treatment.
“Nehra during interrogation said they had a hard time to free their gang member as the policemen at one instance had overpowered them. He said he had received a message from Lawrence Bishnoi to execute the job at any cost,” said a senior official of the Panchkula police.
Earlier, Nehra had disclosed during his police remand that Lawrence Bishnoi handles all gang activities, arranging everything from money to guns to logistics from the jail. He had revealed that he was on a mission to eliminate actor Salman Khan on the orders of Lawrence.
Gangster Sampat Nehra was sent to judicial custody by a local court here on Monday in connection with two cases in Panchkula. On June 11, Haryana STF had produced Sampat in a Panchkula court that remanded him to seven-day police custody for his alleged involvement in two crime cases in Panchkula.
Nehra was booked in 2017 for opening fire at a police team and freeing his gang member Deepak alias Tinu from their custody at Panchkula civil hospital, Sector 6. He was also booked in 2013 for opening fire at a hookah bar near Morni, Panchkula.
‘Will be taken to Bhiwani’
Meanwhile, the STF further sought his production warrant in connection with a murder case in Bhiwani, Haryana, from the Panchkula court. “He is being taken on production warrant and will be produced in Bhiwani court on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in murder of teacher Narender alias Bunty in a gym last November,” said Haryana STF inspector Pradeep.
Officials said Nehra, along with his aide Deepak alias Tinu, who was active in Bhiwani, had killed the teacher, along with two other accomplices.
Yamunanagar police also came forward during his seven-day remand and will seek his custody for his involvement in other cases, said an official.
First Published: Jun 18, 2018 22:52 IST